Against All Odds: From Financial Struggles to District Topper in Academics

Education is the movement from darkness to light. It is a powerful weapon to change the world.

According to Sant Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, “Educating a Girl is equal to educating 50 Boys.” If you educate a man, you educate a person, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family”. Mahikpreet Kaur, a girl from an underprivileged background in a village in Cholla, District Tarn Taran, is a shining example of how education can bring change in anyone’s life. Mahikpreet Kaur has been studying FREE of Cost under the Educate To Save scheme at Akal Academy since 2013, as she belongs to a financially weak family. Her father, Tarlochan Singh, is a Driver, and her mother, Harjinder Kaur, is a housewife. 

Mahikpreet Kaur’s Exceptional Achievement in Academics

Mahikpreet Kaur, a student at Akal Academy Dhotian, became a District Topper in the Arts stream in CBSE Grade 12th Results by securing 91.8%. She scored 96 in History and Political Science, 90 in Economics, 91 in Punjabi, and 86 marks in English. Mahikpreet did not let her financial condition come her way. She was always determined and focused on her studies. She scored 91% in her Grade 10th. Not only this, she was active in extracurricular activities as well and participated in several Debate Competitions. 

The start of her Journey to Becoming a District Topper

Although Mahikpreet’s parents are school pass-outs, they always wanted their daughter to achieve high and supported and motivated her to study more. She took admitted to Akal Academy Dhotian in Grade 2nd on the recommendation of her cousin already studying there. Earlier, she was studying in a Convent School.

Role of Akal Academy in her success

She considers getting admitted to Akal Academy as the best life-changing decision. The environment at the Academy was different from her previous school. At the Academy, the day started with a meditation or daily morning prayers. The teachers are more friendly and cooperative and always motivate the students to achieve high levels. 

The teachers make the concepts clear instead of Rote Learning She credits her success to her family and teachers, especially Meharbaan Singh Ji, Kuljeet Kaur ji, and the Akal Academy for her success, who always encouraged and guided her. Akal Academies running under the auspices of the Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib, focus on the holistic development of the students by providing them with high-quality, value-based education.

Mahikpreet’s dreams and aspirations

The strong family values of her dedication to the nation run in her family’s also wants to serve the nation, help those in need and further become an IAS officer. She also see videos on youtube from where so got inspired to pursued her  career in civil services and then Akal Academy teachers helped her and motivated her to pursue her aspirations Her role model is her Uncle, who is in Punjab Police

Mahikpreet Kaur’s Recommendation to Others

She recommends that other deserving students like her should take admitted to Akal Academies. Spiritual education and modern scientific education are provided here, and the environment is safe. She feels that there is nothing better than Akal Academies as they work for rural education and helps underprivileged students by empowering their education. 

Many students like her are studying for Free at Akal Academies under the Educate to Save scheme. More than 6000 students are studying at 100% Scholarship ,and 22000 are studying as partially aided under Educate To Save Initiative .

Her story is an inspiration to many. We wish Mahikpreet Kaur a bright future ahead. 

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